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-start cartilage growth. >> it really helps the cartilage, the new cartilage grow by providing an environment where the cartilage feels comfortable and feels like they can produce actual cartilage instead of scar tissue. >> dr. larry gold studied a small group of patients with damaged cartilage. most of them tried the new hydro gel. patients still had to undergo an outpatient procedure allowing tiny holes to be drilled in their bone beneath the cartilage. the hydro gel was applied. as a result healthy cartilage grows instead of scar cartilage. >> you have a repair that is more like the native cartilage. it will last longer. it will perfeorm better, the patient will be able to tolerate more weight bearing activity without pain. >> reporter: because the cartilage can last five years instead of one or two with the current approach, the new procedure may spare patients from undergoing a second cartilage repair or knee replacement surgery. larger studies are now need ed o determine if hydro gel is safe long term and if it is, it could be available to patients in just a few years. the fda must also appro
't forget the fax machine, printer, your keyboard, your telephone. and if you sneeze in an environment like this, you can infect everyone. >> that quickly? >> that quickly. >> reporter: so why is it so much worse this year than last? doctors say the virus appears to mutate. >> as we get one type of immunity, it will change and develop another kind of flu virus that can be easier to spread and potentially more serious. >> reporter: this mutating flu still spreading fast. tom costello, nbc news, bethesda, maryland. >> dr. tanya benenson is our chief medical officer here at nbc. tanya, you were telling me before air you have handed out about 1,000 inoculations just to our employees here in new york. you're reporting a lot of first-timers this year. but to that question, is it too late to get the inoculation? >> it's not too late. we still hear the flu is spreading. if the flu is spreading, new people are getting the flu and that could be you if you haven't had it. it's definitely not too late. it takes two weeks to kick in so the earlier the better, still can get one. >> people who hear this e
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